Lookin' for Love, 1 in 4 Turn to Arms of Networking Sites

Online dating no longer has social stigma
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2009 12:52 PM CST
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(Newser) – For those looking for love in all the wrong places, the right place might just be Facebook, reports the Telegraph, citing a new poll that shows one in four Britons are dating or have dated a person met through a social-networking site such as MySpace or Bebo. And in further evidence that websites are replacing the local bar as the meat market, one in 10 said they’d initiated a one-night stand through social networking.

Indeed, 46% of those polled believe it's easier to meet someone new through a social networking site than in person, and 44% think it's 'cooler' to do so. But the most common activity is hooking up with old flames—more than a third said they’d rekindled an old romance after finding their former lover on one of the sites.